My path to Penguin Random House with Seven Bridge with Karen Fine, FEB 18th, 2023, 10 AM to 12 PM.
This workshop will be offered as a webinar. With a manuscript in hand, I joined a Seven Bridge critique group in 2017. Paula Castner was the facilitator. Three years and many queries later, I found an agent, and six months later my book sold on proposal to Anchor Books. The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality releases March 14, 2023. My publication journey involved many ups and downs, a lot of rejections, and a lot of research, and the support of my critique group was invaluable. I’ll describe my path to publication and answer questions about topics including querying, agents, resources, writing conferences, figuring out where your book fits in the marketplace, handling rejection, and knowing when to change your route.
Dr. Karen Fine (she/her/hers) is a holistic veterinarian and writer. Her memoir, The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality explores her experiences both as a pet owner and veterinarian. She lives and works in central Massachusetts, where for twenty-five years she owned and operated her own house call practice. A leading expert in the emerging field of veterinary narrative medicine, she has also authored a textbook called Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice. She lives with her husband and son and an assortment of rescues. Her website is karenfinedvm.com.